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Rapid Response Team chaplain ministers

Chaplains Find Flood of Ministry Opportunity After Isaac

The stories from the Hurricane Isaac aftermath would be hard to imagine, if not for the power of the Holy Spirit. But when the Spirit moves—as He has throughout the Gulf region—the Rapid Response Team chaplains can only marvel in the life-changing power of Christ. read more

BGEA Rapid Response Team

Out of the Ashes of 9/11, a Ministry Is Born

From the ashes of 9/11, Franklin Graham recognized the need to develop a Rapid Response Team ministry to share Christ in the midst of crisis and disasters. BGEA Festival Director Chad Hammond shares the story from a firsthand perspective. read more

Win a Copy of The Lego Principle

Filipino pastor Joey Bonifacio explains discipleship using, of all things, LEGO. Like the multi-shaped blocks, the book builds upon the idea of connecing with God and others. Be sure to check back often to enter to win.  read more

Evangelism in Action

Returning to the Land Mines

Why a modern-day Indiana Jones and former soldier is venturing into a war-torn region for what could be his riskiest expedition yet. read more

Walking in Love

Known as Papa Joe to thousands of Tennessee youth, Joe Bradford has made it his life’s mission to father the fatherless. Through his ministry Elijah’s Heart, he is using choirs, plays, tutoring and food to impact young lives. 

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evangelism

Evangelism Is Back!

While American believers increasingly stress being missional, justice-minded and service-oriented, we’ve also neglected the basics of communicating the gospel message. But evangelist Rice Broocks believes we’re on the brink of a new movement that’s making the Great Commission more than just a suggestion. read more
David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz

40 Years on the Streets

It was Feb. 28, 1958, when the 26-year-old Pentecostal preacher from rural Pennsylvania disrupted a highly publicized murder trial in New York City read more

Times Square Church Keeps Growing

This article was orginally published in the May 1996 issue of Charisma.

In Manhattan, David Wilkerson has given the term ‘Broadway revival’ a whole new meaning.

Perhaps God had a better idea when the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar opened 25 years ago in Manhattan at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. Today the ornate Broadway landmark houses a flourishing Pentecostal ministry called Times Square Church (TSC), founded by David Wilkerson in 1987.

“We originally came here to find a holy remnant who would welcome repentance and set an example that people could live a righteous life in the midst of Babylon or Sodom,” Wilkerson says. read more

Right Song, Wrong Side

David Wilkerson first offered this timely message in the July 1991 issue of Charisma. In light of his tragic death, we're reposting it as a testament to his remarkably prophetic voice.

The great need of this hour is for Christians to learn to sing the song of deliverance on the testing side of trouble.

The children of Israel were in a hopeless predicament. The Red Sea was before them; the moutains were to the left and right; Pharaoh and his iron chariots were closing in from the rear. God's people seemed helplessly trapped, just waiting to be cut down. Yet God purposely had led them into this precarious spot.

It was panic time in the camp of Israel. Men shook with fear, and women and children wept as they huddled around relatives. Moses was mobbed by irate family leaders who cried: "Surely this is the end. Weren't there enough graves in Egypt to bury us there? You had to drag us out here to die. We told you in Egypt to let us alone. It was better to be slaves there than to die in this miserable wilderness" (see Ex. 14:11). read more

Quotes from David Wilkerson

Charisma spoke with David Wilkerson in 2008 during Teen Challenge's 50th anniversary. Here are some never before published quotes that he shared with us.

Education regrets

“I carried with me all this time over the years a bit of self-condemnation if I only had more education. I only had one year of Bible school. My parents were poor and could not afford college. I had an inner nagging if only I had been more educated I would be much better in my exegesis of scripture. But my father taught me to pray. He said ‘God will always make a way for a praying man.’

"I was so busy in my 30s and did not have time to read enough. I was hungry for a deeper insight into scripture. I studied the Puritans and tried to improve my knowledge of scripture. read more

When God Doesn't Speak Your Language

When God Doesn’t Speak Your Language

Despite technology that instantly connects the world, one-third of all languages today still don’t have a Scripture translation, and only 6 percent have the entire Bible. These ministries are rapidly changing that. read more
Matthew Barnett, Dream Center

The Dream Center (Almost) Defined

How can an inner-city Los Angeles ministry be comprised of an astounding 270-plus programs? Here’s just a small sample of how the Dream Center reaches out to its neighbors. read more

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